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Father’s Day Gifts the Whole Family Can Help Give

Posted June 10, 2013 by Nancy Flanders

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Father's Day is just around the corner. Here are 30 ideas for the perfect gift!

How to Help Your Kids Grieve After Losing a Family Pet

Posted March 14, 2017 by Kelli Robinson

When your family pet dies suddenly, the "normal" ways to help everyone process may not apply. Here's how to help your kids through this difficult time.

7 Things You Need to Know About Opening a College Savings Plan

Posted March 13, 2017 by David James

It's the perfect time for parents to create a 529 college savings plan. Here's why.

10 Life Skills Kids Should Know Before They Reach High School

Posted February 27, 2017 by Kelli Robinson

It's easy to teach a toddler certain skills than it is a 14-year-old. We're talking life skills that kids need to survive high school and beyond.

7 Ways to Let Your Kids Fail Sans Guilt

Posted February 15, 2017 by Kelli Robinson

Parents, start letting your kids experience failure when they're young. Failures as a preschooler pale in comparison to those as a young adult. Help them be equipped to handle it.

5 Reasons You Should Take Away Your Kids' Devices

Posted February 9, 2017 by Maggie Wells

After one kid lied and one kid smart mouthed a bit too far, my husband and I did the only thing we could do: We took back their phones and iPads.

The Importance of Dietary Fiber and 8 Ways to Get More

Posted February 6, 2017 by Fred Lee

Fiber is an important nutrient for optimal health, and yet it is one we tend to ignore. Here are some suggestions on how to get more in every meal.

How to Teach Your Kids to Handle Winning and Losing

Posted January 18, 2017 by David James

The art of winning and losing takes time for our kids to understand. Here are some tips to help them.

6 Ways Keep Food in the House When You Have Hungry Teens

Posted January 17, 2017 by Guest (not verified)

Food disappears pretty quickly when you have hungry teens in the house. Here's how to keep some of it around.

4 Ways Martin Luther King Jr.'s Teachings Can Improve Your Parenting

Posted January 16, 2017 by David James

The teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. can guide us in many ways. Here are some opportunities to incorporate his lessons into your parenting.

How to Reduce Your Child's Stress When Getting a Flu Shot

Posted December 14, 2016 by Kelli Robinson

The flu vaccine is an important tool to prevent the flu. Here are some tips to help make the flu shot appointment less stressful for you and your child.

How to Teach Your Child a to Have a Strong Work Ethic

Posted December 13, 2016 by David James

Kids need to learn a strong work ethic at an early age. Here are some ways to teach them.

10 Ways to Encourage Kids to Do Chores

Posted November 29, 2016 by Fred Lee

Chores are an important part of your children's development and can be a fun and rewarding experience for kids and parents alike.

5 Ways to Explain to Your Kids What They're Hearing on the Playground

Posted November 21, 2016 by David James

Parents have many jobs. A critical one is to translate the phrases our kids learn on the school playground.

5 Ways to Show Kids How to Combat Racism

Posted November 19, 2016 by Maggie Wells

How do we handle when our kids are racially bullied?

8 Simple Ways to Celebrate Veteran's Day

Posted November 9, 2016 by Kelli Robinson

Veteran's Day is more than just a day off from school. It's an opportunity to honor and thank those who are serving or have served our country. Here are some ways parents and children can celebrate.

7 Things to Discuss With Your Kids About the 2016 Election

Posted November 1, 2016 by Fred Lee

As the current election nears, it is a good time to talk to your kids about some important social and historical issues that surround this important event.

7 Satefy Tips You Must Remember This Halloween

Posted October 29, 2016 by David James

Before your kids go trick-or-treating on Halloween, make sure they know these important safety tips.

5 Ways to Help Your Child Understand the 2016 Election

Posted October 22, 2016 by Kelli Robinson

The 2016 presidential election is heating up. Your child has been experiencing the same ads and media coverage you have. How can you help them navigate it all?

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Donald Trump Tape

Posted October 18, 2016 by David James

Everyone is talking about the Donald Trump audiotape. Including many of our kids. Here's how to discuss the tape with them.

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